Published Feb 15, 2013The spring tends to be a busy time for White Fence. In 2012, songwriter Tim Presley released three albums within the span of a few weeks, and now he's gearing up to drop yet another disc almost exactly a year later. The curiously titled Cyclops Reap is due out April 9 on Castleface.
In a statement, Presley explained that the album was originally intended to be an outtakes collection of material not included on his past White Fence releases. As he was assembling that compilation, he continued writing songs, ultimately deciding that this new material would make up the bulk of Cyclops Reap. However, "Make Them Dinner at Our Shoes" dates back to 2009.
Scroll past the tracklist below to hear the jarringly noisy garage-pop album cut "Pink Gorilla." Also below the tracklist is White Fence's upcoming tour schedule, which unfortunately doesn't include any Canadian dates.
We'll leave you with this enigmatic quote from Presley about the album:
I have cyclops vision now. But I'm not a giant. I changed my name and body only, and stabbed my social nous in the right ear. I still read fear but there are no police this year. I can repeat the same dream. I can let birds talk to me. I'm in jail. I have love and a whistle. I lay where the lotus lay and then spring the frozen flowers on any giving day. I apologize to those put in the trees, but I was gathering the Cyclops reap.
1. Chairs in the Dark
3. Pink Gorilla
4. Trouble Is Trouble Never Seen
5. Live On Genevieve
6. To the Boy I Jumped in the Hemlock Alley
7. New Edinburgh
8. Make Them Dinner at Our Shoes
9. White Cat
10. Only Man Alive
11. Run by the Same
3/8 Nashville, TN - Freakin' Weekend
3/21 Berkeley, CA - University of California, Berkeley *
3/23 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory / Burgerama II
4/26 El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace
4/28 Austin, TX - Carson Creek @ Austin Psych Festival
6/21 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore ^
* with King Tuff
^ with Father John Misty